Call for Applications: Tata Innovation Fellowship 2018-19

Deadline: 31 December 2018

Applicants are invited to apply for “Tata Innovation Fellowship”, a highly competitive scheme instituted by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India to recognize and reward scientists with outstanding track record in biological sciences to find innovative solutions to major problems in healthcare, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.

Objective

The scheme is aimed at rewarding interdisciplinary work where major emphasis is on innovation and translational research with a potential towards commercialization.

Funding Information

  • The amount of the fellowship is Rs. 25,000/- per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute. If an awardee is receiving salary from international organization, applicant will be entitled for research grant i.e. contingency only.
  • In addition, each Fellow will receive a contingency grant of Rs. 6.00 lakh per annum for meeting the expenses on consumables, equipment, international and domestic travel, manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred in connection with the implementation of ongoing research project under the fellowship.
  • The Tata Innovation Fellows would be eligible for other regular research grant(s) through extramural and other research schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age of 55 years as on December 31 , 2018. The fellowship is co-terminus with the superannuation of fellow in applicant organization.
  • The applicant should possess a Ph.D degree in Life Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary Science or a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, Engineering or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology / related areas. The applicant must have outstanding contribution and publication in the specific area.
  • The candidate must have a regular permanent position in a University/Institute/ Organization and should be engaged in research and development. If he/she is availing any other fellowship, he/she will have to opt for only one of the fellowships.
  • The applicant should have spent at least 5 years in India before applying for the fellowship.
  • Evidence of outstanding track record and a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems in health care, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: India

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